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Bears expected to bring back Josh McCown

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Since the Bears finished last night’s game with one quarterback, they’re expected to bring another in soon.

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are expected to sign veteran Josh McCown.

After Jay Cutler left with a concussion, backup Jason Campbell was the only quarterback left. They did keep rookie Matthew Blanchard on the practice squad, but McCown will give them another experienced hand.

McCown qualified as a journeyman years ago, but he keeps getting jobs for a reason. He’s athletic and smart, and can fill in capably, as he did last year for the Bears replacing the regrettable Caleb Hanie.

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  1. mialto says: Nov 12, 2012 10:01 AM

    The Bears can bring in Tom Brady if they could and their offense would still suck! Davis #87 is horrible, Hester has been isolated, Tice has the worse game plan and is too predictable!

    Bears without JC6 will end up 9-7
    Bears with JC6 will end up 12-4 (not good enough)

  2. punkyqb says: Nov 12, 2012 10:03 AM

    Thank god that I read this again. I thought you said they were bringing back Caleb Hanie.

  3. joetoronto says: Nov 12, 2012 10:06 AM

    I remember how frustrating it was having Campbell at QB for the Raiders.

    Check down after check down, with all the coaches yelling “cut it loose, cut it loose”.

    When he finally did, his long ball was never on the money.

    Very frustrating. Good luck to him & the Bears though.

  4. h3min1230 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:06 AM

    I can’t believe Jason Campbell was once a starting QB in this league. I mean I was literally shaking my head when he threw that pass to Forte with Barwin about a foot away from him.

  5. mvp43 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:13 AM

    The Bears are in trouble. I know Houston has a good defense, but at home in bad weather? that should’ve been the Bears game no question. They just can’t score any points and a good defense can only take you so far.

  6. packfntk says: Nov 12, 2012 10:17 AM

    Well they need to do something. If Cutler goes out for good the team is toast as most teams would be, but the defense cannot carry the entire load for the entire year.

    Campbell looked horrible. Also, you have to throw to other WR’s besides Marshall.

  7. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 12, 2012 10:19 AM

    Uh oh.

    Fun news: The Packers are now in control of their own destiny. If they win out, they win the division. Although, depending on how long Cutler is out, the Packers won’t even have to win every game.

    I’ve been saying it for weeks:

    The Packers and Bears will probably both go 12-4, and the Packers will win the division.

  8. jhein23 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    Surprise, surprise GB will win the NFC North again.

  9. hwatt says: Nov 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    I saw another commenter call Campbell Captain Checkdown. I thought that was just for this game… I didn’t know that’s what he does. what is nearsighted or something?

  10. wolfpack152 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    Will he be required to grow a Cutler-esque pedophile mustache” as well?

  11. Omar Nipper says: Nov 12, 2012 10:43 AM

    I know a guy named John Beck…..

  12. onlineinsite says: Nov 12, 2012 10:47 AM

    As a Vikes fan I really like Tice as a personality, and he’s a great O-line coach. But I’m not a believer in him as an Offensive Coordinator or a Head Coach. He understands the physical nature of the game but is not a great tactician.

  13. fergie22 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:52 AM

    yes bring him in and give him kellen davis`s roster spot at least he has a clue we need a tight end not this usless lump

  14. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 12, 2012 10:56 AM

    Send in McCown.

  15. pfpjschulz says: Nov 12, 2012 11:12 AM

    thetokyosandblaster says:
    “Nov 12, 2012 10:19 AM
    Uh oh.

    Fun news: The Packers are now in control of their own destiny. If they win out, they win the division. Although, depending on how long Cutler is out, the Packers won’t even have to win every game.

    I’ve been saying it for weeks:

    The Packers and Bears will probably both go 12-4, and the Packers will win the division.”

    Thank you Captain Obvious! Actually The Bears, Packers and Vikings are all in control of their own destiny. If any of the 3 of them win out they get the division.
    Next.

  16. purpleguy says: Nov 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    Does Cutler’s contract have some clause that permits him to get injured two thirds of the way into every season?

  17. metalhead65 says: Nov 12, 2012 11:38 AM

    how about they sign him as the new offensive coordinator instead of backup qb? has there ever been a team in the nfl as inept on offense on a regular basis as the bears? I never thought they could get worse as a play caller than ron turner but congrats tice you are just as bad if not worse. does this man know you are allowed to make adj. to his so called game plan during the game if it is not working? who besides mike martz would call passing plays on almost every down in weather like this? just awful hideous play calling along with a terrible offense.

  18. maddbearfan says: Nov 12, 2012 11:55 AM

    Yep, Campbell missed a lot of good chances last nite. Pass protection was pretty decent for a change. Hope Cutty can get back “soon”.

  19. jwreck says: Nov 12, 2012 11:56 AM

    The McCown brothers have the coolest lives. Being a journeyman back-up quarterback sounds awesome. It’s like winning the lottery every year. When quarterbacks get injured or benched, the rest of us go see how it affects our fantasy football season. The McCowns wait for a call to say “Congrats Josh… wait, I mean Luke… wait, it actually doesn’t matter… you’re a professional football player again, here’s enough money to buy a Porsche.”

    Livin’ the dream.

  20. londonfletcher59 says: Nov 12, 2012 12:03 PM

    “They just can’t score any points and a good defense can only take you so far.”

    Rex Grossman would tell you that you could make it all the way to the Super Bowl.

  21. tgriffin2012 says: Nov 12, 2012 12:04 PM

    Cutler was trying to make a play when he took that shot…it’s amazing that people think this guy is injury proned!!!!! He gets up most of the time and take hits that probably only Big Ben from Steelers can take, ask Vick how he feels every Monday morning!!
    The Bears need Ashlon Jeffery back like ASAP!!!!! He is a rookie but in games he played he has showned that he is a legit No. 2!!!!! Tice is tripping by keeping Hester out there whether it’s him Drake or Lovie, Hetser at best is a No. 4 WR, rather have Bennett or that kid from Ohio State they drafted last year!!!!! Last please , please , please draft a TE or sign one in FA next year!!!!

  22. britishteeth says: Nov 12, 2012 12:07 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:
    Nov 12, 2012 10:19 AM
    Uh oh.

    Fun news: The Packers are now in control of their own destiny. If they win out, they win the division. Although, depending on how long Cutler is out, the Packers won’t even have to win every game.

    I’ve been saying it for weeks:

    The Packers and Bears will probably both go 12-4, and the Packers will win the division.

    Ahh, the infinite wisdom of some 45 year old dude who never moved out of his parents basement. Who cares what you’ve been saying for weeks? Do you seriously think you are the only person on the planet to predict that the Packers will win the division? Congrats on your bold prediction. You’re a complete Tool.

  23. johnpierrebeatz says: Nov 12, 2012 12:30 PM

    Ok i’m not gonna play attorney here and try really hard to defend campbell, but in his defense, he got Zero snaps with the first unit in practice last week. I don’t care if your Tom Brady, that can easily cause some chemistry issues. but no doubt, he did leave some plays out there on the field. Especially the wide open pass down the middle of the field to Matt Forte. but clearly Kellen Davis has to go! he looks like a big frustrated baby out there everytime he messes up! Smh

  24. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 12, 2012 12:38 PM

    Look at the silver lining, girls. If cutler misses more time you have a built in excuse like last year!

    “We would have won the Super Bowl if Cutler didn’t get hurt!”

    Lol.

  25. joeyashwi says: Nov 12, 2012 1:55 PM

    I’m a Packer fan and a Cutler hater but I think he’s one of the toughest QBs in the league. That hit was brutal and would have knocked anyone out of the game. I would say the biggest problem with the Bears is Tice. I still can’t figure out what the Bears were thinking in making him their OC. They saw firsthand what a joke he was in Minny. He’s an O-line coach, period.
    Go Pack!

  26. orivar says: Nov 12, 2012 2:44 PM

    Bears, you’d be better off getting McNabb than McCown.

  27. larryboodry says: Nov 12, 2012 2:51 PM

    McCown showed me more last season than Campbell showed me yesterday.

  28. jboyxl73 says: Nov 12, 2012 3:06 PM

    Pretty crazy how many concussions get called now , lets u know how many were hidden before a day where three starting QB’s all leave the games with concussions …..

  29. jimmylions says: Nov 12, 2012 5:03 PM

    I think McCown could do ok for the Bears. He won’t be asked to run an explosive offense or try to win shootouts. The Bears defense are the ones responsible for winning/losing games.

    McCown primarily needs to protect the ball and eek out enough points for a win.

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